Deep Inside the Moment

Nick Cave, 20,000 Days on Earth

I love the feeling of a song before you understand it. When we’re all playing deep inside the moment. The song feels wild and unbroken. Soon it will become domesticated, and we will drag it back to something familiar and compliant, and we’ll put it in the stable with all the other songs. But there is a moment when the song is still in charge, and you just cling on for dear life, and you’re hoping you don’t fall off and break your neck or something. It is that fleeting moment that we chase in the studio.

See Peter Markus.

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